Skyphos (Drinking Cup)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique with impressed decoration.
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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique with impressed decoration.

Date:

about 410/400 BC

Artist:

Greek; Athens

About this artwork

During the course of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., black vessels (commonly called black-glaze vessels) were made with increasing frequency in both Greece and South Italy. Many of them replicate the shape of metal vessels. Others have detailing that is molded or incised. Although black-glazed wares can be rather coarse, this example is quite fine. Regardless, they would have been less expensive than vessels decorated in other contemporary techniques, for example, in red-figure.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Skyphos (Drinking Cup)

Origin

Cales

Date

410 AD–400 AD

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the black-glaze technique with impressed decoration

Dimensions

9.2 × 22.5 × 16.2 cm (3 5/8 × 8 7/8 × 6 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1889.14

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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